Storms

 

Long before hurricanes (Allison, Katrina, Rita or Ike) hit Texas shores, I’ve been a fan of turbulent weather.  As a child growing up in Baltimore, I would sit on the front porch with my Dad and watch storms etch their way across the Maryland sky. 

 

Living in Oklahoma extended my interest and introduced me to the majestic and yet destructive power of tornadoes.  I began to examine how storms can serve as a metaphor for difficult relationships, beautiful and intriguing while dangerous and destructive.

 

I've also had a long-standing fascination with the film, "The Wizard of Oz," in which a young woman makes an epic journey to discover the secrets of life and happiness.

Path of Destruction, 2006
Path of Destruction, 2006

watercolor on paper 4 x 5 inches

The Storms of Ike, 2009
The Storms of Ike, 2009

charcoal and acrylic on hard board 16 x 20 inches From the Collection of Ted and MaryAnn Reed

Storm Season, 2006
Storm Season, 2006

watercolor on paper 4 x 5 inches From the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Schneider

Comet in the Night, 2013
Comet in the Night, 2013

oil on wood 12 x 12 inches From the Collection of Laurie Robinson

Three Twisters, 2014
Three Twisters, 2014

watercolor, salt and sand on Yupo paper 22 x 22 inches

Distant Moon, 2013
Distant Moon, 2013

oil on wood 12 x 12 inches

Red Menace, 2011
Red Menace, 2011

monotype 22 x 25 inches

Aqua Vortex, 2012
Aqua Vortex, 2012

ink on acetate 22 x 25 inches

A Collision of Clouds
A Collision of Clouds

ink on acetate 2 x 25 inches

Escape Route, 2008
Escape Route, 2008

oil and resin on canvas 14 x 14 inches From the Collection of Laura Tilley

Hot Night, 2013
Hot Night, 2013

oil on wood panel 12 x 12 inches From the Collection of Laurie Robinson

Tempest Gale
Tempest Gale

monotype with overdrawing 25.5 x 18 inches